PROF BARRY MCGAW

PROF BARRY MCGAW

Positions

  • Educational measurement and policy (curriculum, psychometrics, learning)
  • Equity
  • Student achievements

Overview

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  • Barry McGaw is a part-time Vice-Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Melbourne and part-time Chair of the Board of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. From 2006, he was a half-time Professorial Fellow in the in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, first as Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute and then, in 2009 as the founding Executive Director of the Cisco, Intel, Microsoft international Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills project. Prior to returning to Australia at the end of 2005, he was Director for Education at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He had earlier been Executive Director of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), Professor of Education at Murdoch University, Head of the Research and Curriculum Branch in the Queensland Department of Education and a science and mathematics teacher in Queensland secondary schools. 

    Professor McGaw is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, the Australian Psychological Society, the Australian College of Educators and the International Academy of Education. He has been President of the Australian Association for Research in Education, the Australian Psychological Society, the Australian College of Educators and the International Association for Educational Assessment. 

    Professor McGaw received an Australian Centenary Medal in 2001 and was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia in 2004.

       

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Research

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Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1972
  • EdM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1969
  • BEd (Hons), The University of Queensland 1968
  • BEd, The University of Queensland 1967
  • DipEd, The University of Queensland 1962
  • BSc, The University of Queensland 1962

Awards and honors

  • Australian Council for Educational Leaders Gold Medal for outstanding contribution to the study & practice of educational administration & leadership, Australian Council for Educational Leaders, 2012
  • Fellow of the International Academy of Education, 2007
  • Madhuri and Jagdish N. Sheth International Alumni Award for Exceptional Achievement, University of Illinois, 2006
  • Officer of the Order of Australia, AO, 2004
  • Australian Centenary Medal for distinguished service through educational research and policy, Australian Government, 2001
  • Australian College of Education Medal, Australian College of Education, 1994
  • Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, 1984
  • Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society, 1984
  • Fellow of the Australian College of Education, 1976

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Supervision

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